Agnes R. VanGelder

Agnes R. VanGelder, 88, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 101 Poplar Rd., St. Marys, died at Elk Haven Nursing Home on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 5, 1923 in Walston, a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Fairman Farcus. In 1945, she married the late William H. VanGelder at St. Mark's Church in Emporium. He preceded her in death in 1990.She was a resident of St. Marys since 1986, having lived with her husband in Emporium for many years and both working at Sylvania for more than 40 years. She was very proud of her accomplishments and awards achieved through her many years of hard work. She had been a member of St. Mark's Church in Emporium and, after moving to St. Marys, was a member of Queen of the World Church.She is survived by a stepson, William VanGelder of California; a brother, Paul Farcus and his wife Nedra of Cresson; a sister, Margie Liptak of Byrnedale; and a sister-in-law, Marie Farcus of Walston. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, John, William, and George Farcus; and a sister, Mary Ginter. Funeral services for Agnes R. VanGelder will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 North Michael St., St. Marys, on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Ferrick, pastor of Queen of the World Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Force. Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857. Lynch-Green Funeral Home is handling the arrangements, and online condolences may be placed at